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The Key Differences Between Allergies and Sinusitis.

Updated on July 6, 2017
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You'll agree that there are many ailments that have similar symptoms and effects. Unless you are well versed with the symptoms and characteristics a given ailment, you may end up mistaking it for another different ailment. Two such ailments with nearly similar effects are Sinusitis and allergies. In this article, we will discuss in length about the symptoms and each ailment and how they differ. Read on.

Definitions

Allergy- is a heightened immunological sensitivity or negative reaction of the body towards certain elements in its surroundings. Common allergic reactions are towards pollen, grass, insect bite and even food.

Sinusitis- is the inflammation of the sinuses lining and is caused by viral infection. Sinusitis can last for a week to three before clearing out.

Have you, in the past, been treated for Allergies while in actual sense you were suffering from Sinusitis?

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The Key Differences Between Allergies and Sinusitis.

Sinusitis
Allergy
1.Always leads to facial pressure
Only in select cases does allergy lead to facial pressure.
2. Characterised by discharge of a thick yellowish green discharge.
The discharge is mostly clear and watery.
3. Sinusitis causes pain in the upper part of the teeth.
Doesn't lead to pain in the upper part of the teeth.
4. Sinusitis does not cause sneezing as Allergy does
5. Allergy leads to sneezing
Sinusitis leads to a yellowish discharge
Sinusitis leads to a yellowish discharge | Source

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